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Understanding Different Generations in the Workplace

Checklists Aug 30, 2023

With five different generations in the workplace, organizations must figure out how to integrate varied working and communication styles to increase collaboration and productivity. Although we never want to stereotype or overgeneralize, each generation grew up in a different sociopolitical context that has shaped their views of and behavior within the workplace. For instance, baby boomers entered the workforce when corporate structures were more hierarchical, while Gen Z has entered a workforce that values a flatter organizational structure. Below you’ll find key contextual markers for each generation.


Kaela Sosa

Kaela (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement. She applies her writing, project management, and production skills to advance DEI.